The reason I earlier shared FileMaker's webinar in the Using FileMaker for Research User Group, is that the very interesting seminar looked very usable for research, and that BonnieWalker seemed receptive to university and other educational partnership for the project.
Announced here: Robotics webinar
Some notes with timestamp links (±31 seconds):
-:00:00 Begin, webinar tech info
0:01:31 Rick's introduction to IoT
0:12:31 The Challenge, making available technology accessible to teachers and students
0:14:31 Involvement of a language specialist
0:16:31 About IoT (Internet of Things) and Robotics (RIoT)
0:18:31 Types of development required
0:19:31 Computer-human interface, data analysis (made effective by FileMaker Pro Advanced)
0:24:31 How XML and Python and cURL are being used.
0:29:31 Key benefits for teachers, students, and families
0:31:31 Why FileMaker?
0:32:31 Plans for the Future: dementia projects, AI
0:35:31 How long it took.
0:39:31 Robots about $10,000
0:41:31 Most challenging piece: Connecting to robot (simple ultimately), robot security.
0:43:31 Effective ways to get educators to use this technology. Robots are out there at schools already, but not getting used.
0:46:31 Types of social skills the robots teach. Vocabulary. Comparisons.
0:47:31 Other languages: Spanish, French, Japanese... Robot can do many more.
0:48:31 Robots on Linux
0:49:31 Now Robots
0:50:31 Google Watson API
0:52:31 Does the robot get smarter? Only from developer adding programming options.
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